(Nov. 22, 2013) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center hosted a trip by 45 students Nov. 19 to the 2013 Texas Conference for Women. Held at the Austin Convention Center, the conference had more than 5,000 participants. Nationally recognized speakers shared their wisdom and insights on a range of personal and professional topics.
Hosted by Texas First Lady Anita Perry, the 14th annual conference included inspiring keynote speakers such as Rachel Ray, Jennifer Lawson, Leyman Gbowee and Esmeralda Santiago. The conference featured breakout sessions with panelist discussions, a health and wellness pavilion, a vendor exhibit hall, and a career pavilion with a mentor match program and resume critique. The students praised the many great learning opportunities that were included in the one-day conference.
The center selected students from across the colleges, sending a diverse group to represent UTSA. Students brought their different backgrounds and experiences to the conference and gained knowledge to benefit their communities.
"I would definitely recommend the conference to my peers," said Leslie Hernandez, a UTSA senior in biology. "The conference inspired me to become a better leader as well as focus on myself more in a positive way. I think future students can utilize a lot of information given there."
"It was a great experience with amazing and very inspirational keynote speakers, also an amazing networking and learning experience," said Meagan Lavalais, a senior studying kinesiology.
"I would recommend the conference to other people because it helps you understand the perspective of other types of people," said James Corner, a UTSA freshman studying business. "I feel like a leader, and I have grown because I can now better communicate with all types of people."
For more information about programs and events, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center in H-E-B University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Camps or on the SLC website.
Lisa Carrington Firmin, UTSA associate provost for veteran and military affairs, will deliver the keynote at this summit where veterans and professional leaders will share best practices regarding veteran-related opportunities.
The Club at Sonterra, 901 Sonterra Blvd., San Antnio
Conversations on Science and Art is hosted by UTSA Art Collection and UT Health San Antonio Research. It features an interview with artist, remarks by VP for Research Dr. Andrea Giuffrida, followed by a roundtable QA with curator Arturo Almeida.
South Texas Research Facility, Lobby 8403 Floyd Curl Dr. San Antonio
Campers in 9th grade through college will receive instruction and coaching on agility testing and position specific drills to refine and improve his skillset as a football player.
Recreational Field Complex, Main Campus
Inspired by UTSA's renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection, the evening features cuisine and spirits of celebrated chefs from San Antonio and Mexico.
Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus
Campers 6-12 years old will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Chinese language. They also will learn about the Chinese culture such as martial arts, painting and drawing, arts and crafts and more.
Confucius Institute at UTSA (MB 1.208), Main Campus
Campers 7th grade and up will focus on individual development with emphasis on simplifying and teaching the specific skills and movements associated with the game. Serving, passing, setting, attacking and individual defense will all be covered. In addition, team concepts will be emphasized.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Celebrate Texas' diversity with authentic ethnic cuisine, music, dance, arts and crafts from the many countries that make up the rich heritage of Texas.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
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